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Hail and Farewell, Gothenburg

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Released  Unreleased
Length  23:26
Release date  1995
Genre  Lo-fi music
Recorded  1995
Artist  The Mountain Goats
Producer  John Darnielle

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Hail and Farewell, Gothenburg is an unreleased recording by The Mountain Goats. It was the intended sequel to the album Sweden. It held a mythical status among fans for over a decade, but it was leaked out onto the internet in early May 2006 and is now widely available on file sharing programs. John Darnielle, in a post on his official message board, has gone on to say that the album "is mastered too fast, by the way - the voice and guitar on it are about a full tone higher than they were actually performed." Due to leaks like this one, he went on, he now destroys any masters that he does not want to escape without his blessing. This includes about fifteen songs that did not make the cut for All Hail West Texas. Darnielle continues "I'm just kinda touchy about this subject, since it does seem like people often say, 'Hey, if you didn't want people to hear it, you shouldn't have even recorded it,' which is, as I say, pretty limiting to one's creativity."


Track listing

All songs by John Darnielle, except for "You're So Vain" written by Carly Simon.

  1. "Hello, Old Rabbit"
  2. "You're So Vain"
  3. "Four New Trees"
  4. "I Love You. Let's Light Ourselves on Fire"
  5. "Milk Song"
  6. "Ghosts"
  7. "Red Choral Diamond Spray"
  8. "Ending the Alphabet"
  9. "Crane"
  10. "One Frozen River"


Hail and Farewell, Gothenburg Wikipedia